Blogs https://cyber.gc.ca/webservice/en/rss/blog en Introducing the Cyber Security Audit Program for auditors Introducing the Cyber Security Audit Program for auditors https://cyber.gc.ca/en/introducing-cyber-security-audit-program-auditors Wed, 09 Sep 2020 13:38:41 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/introducing-cyber-security-audit-program-auditors Ransomware: How to recover and get back on track Ransomware: How to recover and get back on track https://cyber.gc.ca/en/ransomware-how-recover-and-get-back-track Tue, 11 Aug 2020 19:38:22 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/ransomware-how-recover-and-get-back-track Ransomware: Don’t get locked out Ransomware: Don’t get locked out https://cyber.gc.ca/en/ransomware-dont-get-locked-out Tue, 11 Aug 2020 18:49:10 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/ransomware-dont-get-locked-out Thinking of moving to the cloud? Here’s how to do it securely New guidelines to help secure cloud-based services https://cyber.gc.ca/en/thinking-moving-cloud-heres-how-do-it-securely Wed, 03 Jun 2020 12:26:22 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/thinking-moving-cloud-heres-how-do-it-securely Canadian Shield – Sharing the Cyber Centre’s Threat Intelligence to Protect Canadians During the COVID-19 Pandemic Canadian Shield – Sharing the Cyber Centre’s Threat Intelligence to Protect Canadians During the COVID-19 Pandemic https://cyber.gc.ca/en/canadian-shield-sharing-cyber-centres-threat-intelligence-protect-canadians-during-covid-19 Thu, 16 Apr 2020 16:56:11 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/canadian-shield-sharing-cyber-centres-threat-intelligence-protect-canadians-during-covid-19 Staying cyber safe while teleworking https://cyber.gc.ca/en/staying-cyber-safe-while-teleworking Tue, 07 Apr 2020 19:07:40 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/staying-cyber-safe-while-teleworking What's in a Password? More Than You Think! https://cyber.gc.ca/en/whats-password-more-you-think Tue, 17 Dec 2019 18:17:41 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/whats-password-more-you-think A Special Thanks from the Director General of Cyber Defence Capabilities for GeekWeek 6 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/special-thanks-director-general-cyber-defence-capabilities-geekweek-6 Thu, 12 Dec 2019 15:28:48 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/special-thanks-director-general-cyber-defence-capabilities-geekweek-6 GeekTalent: How GeekWeek Works with Students GeekTalent: How GeekWeek Works with Students https://cyber.gc.ca/en/geektalent-how-geekweek-works-students Wed, 20 Nov 2019 13:35:38 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/geektalent-how-geekweek-works-students A Message from the Head of the Cyber Centre on the Start of GeekWeek 6 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/message-head-cyber-centre-start-geekweek-6 Wed, 13 Nov 2019 19:56:48 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/message-head-cyber-centre-start-geekweek-6 Last Time… on GeekWeek! A Recap of the 2018 Edition https://cyber.gc.ca/en/last-time-geekweek-recap-2018-edition Thu, 07 Nov 2019 14:58:22 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/last-time-geekweek-recap-2018-edition GeekWeek 6 is Less Than One Month Away: Everything You Need to Know About the Cyber Centre’s Annual Workshop https://cyber.gc.ca/en/geekweek-6-less-one-month-away-everything-you-need-know-about-cyber-centres-annual-workshop Fri, 01 Nov 2019 14:23:13 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/geekweek-6-less-one-month-away-everything-you-need-know-about-cyber-centres-annual-workshop The Path to Enterprise Security https://cyber.gc.ca/en/path-enterprise-security Tue, 20 Aug 2019 19:22:17 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/path-enterprise-security Secure Portable Media https://cyber.gc.ca/en/secure-portable-media Tue, 20 Aug 2019 19:16:41 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/secure-portable-media Implement Access Control and Authorization https://cyber.gc.ca/en/implement-access-control-and-authorization Tue, 20 Aug 2019 19:11:41 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/implement-access-control-and-authorization Secure Websites https://cyber.gc.ca/en/secure-websites Tue, 20 Aug 2019 19:04:22 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/secure-websites Secure Cloud and Outsourced IT Services https://cyber.gc.ca/en/secure-cloud-and-outsourced-it-services Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:58:54 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/secure-cloud-and-outsourced-it-services Establish Basic Perimeter Defences https://cyber.gc.ca/en/establish-basic-perimeter-defences Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:51:50 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/establish-basic-perimeter-defences Secure Mobility https://cyber.gc.ca/en/secure-mobility Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:45:53 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/secure-mobility Back Up and Encrypt Data https://cyber.gc.ca/en/back-and-encrypt-data Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:37:43 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/back-and-encrypt-data Provide Employee with Awareness Training https://cyber.gc.ca/en/provide-employee-awareness-training Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:59:49 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/provide-employee-awareness-training Use Strong User Authentication https://cyber.gc.ca/en/use-strong-user-authentication Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:54:11 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/use-strong-user-authentication Securely Configure Devices https://cyber.gc.ca/en/securely-configure-devices Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:48:39 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/securely-configure-devices Enable Security Software https://cyber.gc.ca/en/enable-security-software Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:43:22 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/enable-security-software Automatically Patch Operating Systems and Applications https://cyber.gc.ca/en/automatically-patch-operating-systems-and-applications Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:23:17 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/automatically-patch-operating-systems-and-applications Develop an Incident Response Plan https://cyber.gc.ca/en/develop-incident-response-plan Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:16:21 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/develop-incident-response-plan Which baseline controls are right for your organization? https://cyber.gc.ca/en/which-baseline-controls-are-right-your-organization Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:09:06 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/which-baseline-controls-are-right-your-organization Introduction to the Baseline Controls https://cyber.gc.ca/en/introduction-baseline-controls Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:43:10 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/introduction-baseline-controls Learning and Innovation Hub presents Vancouver Public Courses This coming March, the Learning and Innovation Hub will host the first of a series of public courses on cyber security in the downtown Vancouver area. These courses will likely fill up quickly, so we recommend registering early to secure a seat! https://cyber.gc.ca/en/learning-and-innovation-hub-presents-vancouver-public-courses Wed, 20 Feb 2019 21:30:15 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/learning-and-innovation-hub-presents-vancouver-public-courses Blog by Scott Jones, Head of the Cyber Centre Blog by Scott Jones: Cyber is important, every Canadian relies on it and it’s constantly under threat. Today’s cyber threat actors are becoming more effective, persistent and determined, which makes them even harder to protect and defend against. We all play an important role in cyber security; not one entity can do this alone. https://cyber.gc.ca/en/blog-scott-jones-head-cyber-centre-0 Mon, 04 Feb 2019 19:49:42 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/blog-scott-jones-head-cyber-centre-0 Blog from André Boucher, Associate Head, Canadian Centre for Cyber Security Less than six months after the official announcement was made, the federal government’s cyber security protection and defence teams were brought together under the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (Cyber Centre), where they’ve already begun offering a unique set of services in Canada. https://cyber.gc.ca/en/blog-andre-boucher-associate-head-canadian-centre-cyber-security Mon, 31 Dec 2018 15:56:42 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/blog-andre-boucher-associate-head-canadian-centre-cyber-security How the National Cyber Threat Assessment came to be https://cyber.gc.ca/en/how-national-cyber-threat-assessment-came-be-0 Tue, 11 Dec 2018 22:00:31 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/how-national-cyber-threat-assessment-came-be-0 Cloud computing: the types There are many different cloud service and deployment models that can greatly benefit your organization. Knowing which cloud service and cloud deployment model is right for you is important. Although this list is not all-encompassing or inclusive, it summarizes the most common models. https://cyber.gc.ca/en/cloud-computing-types Fri, 30 Nov 2018 20:55:36 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/cloud-computing-types Cloud computing: the basics Cloud computing is becoming a popular IT tool for both business and personal use due to its productivity, security and economic advantages. As with any IT service provider, organizations must be able to trust new technology before they integrate it into their daily operations. https://cyber.gc.ca/en/cloud-computing-basics Wed, 28 Nov 2018 20:29:33 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/cloud-computing-basics Assume a breach to better protect yourself IT professionals know they need a security program that matches the value of what they’re protecting. It should also contain the latest security devices and programs, and have the latest software patches applied. But a robust security program must also assume that a breach will occur. Security programs should include methods like intrusion detection and incident response to stop attackers before they can export any critical data, or damage data or applications. https://cyber.gc.ca/en/assume-breach-better-protect-yourself Wed, 21 Nov 2018 18:57:01 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/assume-breach-better-protect-yourself Becoming cyber-aware: Know your threat surface Cyber threats can sound more complicated than they are. It is important to clarify the concepts because, in truth, cyber threats don’t have to be advanced or persistent; cyber threats can be as simple as answering our email or clicking on a link. https://cyber.gc.ca/en/becoming-cyber-aware-know-your-threat-surface Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:14:08 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/becoming-cyber-aware-know-your-threat-surface The GeekWeek Mission has landed After nine days of intensive work by our 194 participants, another edition of GeekWeek has successfully achieved its goals. https://cyber.gc.ca/en/geekweek-mission-has-landed Thu, 01 Nov 2018 17:38:10 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/geekweek-mission-has-landed GeekWeek V projects tackle Malware, Information Sharing, and more This year is the fifth year for GeekWeek, and it’s the biggest one yet! https://cyber.gc.ca/en/geekweek-v-projects-tackle-malware-information-sharing-and-more Thu, 25 Oct 2018 16:20:34 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/geekweek-v-projects-tackle-malware-information-sharing-and-more Fact or Fiction: Quick Tips to Help Identify “Fake News” For the 4th Week of Cyber Security Awareness Month we focus on digital literacy, developing a critical eye and a few tips to help spot fake news. https://cyber.gc.ca/en/fact-or-fiction-quick-tips-help-identify-fake-news Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:49:21 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/fact-or-fiction-quick-tips-help-identify-fake-news Keep Your Bits to Yourself: Defend Your Privacy on Social Media Connecting and collaborating through social media has never been easier; social media, blogs and wikis offer a range of entertaining and accessible features tailored to the user. Social media platforms are quick and easy to use, but it’s important to question the trade-ofs that make them convenient. https://cyber.gc.ca/en/keep-your-bits-yourself-defend-your-privacy-social-media Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:53:22 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/keep-your-bits-yourself-defend-your-privacy-social-media GeekWeek Blog – October 2018 GeekWeek participants come from Canadian critical infrastructure sectors, academia, law enforcement, the cyber security industries, our internal partners and all levels of government to tackle cyber security challenges faced by the cyber security community. https://cyber.gc.ca/en/geekweek-blog-october-2018 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:00:38 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/geekweek-blog-october-2018 Cyber Security Awareness Month: Mid-month update We’re half-way through CSAM now. Governments, organizations and businesses across Canada, and around the world, are marking the month with events and activities. https://cyber.gc.ca/en/cyber-security-awareness-month-mid-month-update Sun, 30 Sep 2018 18:24:33 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/cyber-security-awareness-month-mid-month-update The launch of the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security October marks the start of a new federal approach to cyber security in Canada. A new manner of collaborating with Canadian businesses. A renewed approach to communicating with Canadians. https://cyber.gc.ca/en/launch-canadian-centre-cyber-security Fri, 28 Sep 2018 18:18:42 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/launch-canadian-centre-cyber-security Blog from Scott Jones, Head of the Cyber Centre On October 1, 2018, we launched the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, housed under the Communications Security Establishment. https://cyber.gc.ca/en/blog-scott-jones-head-cyber-centre Wed, 26 Sep 2018 19:16:59 +0000 https://cyber.gc.ca/en/blog-scott-jones-head-cyber-centre